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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-020-11-1583


A Secure Multi-Layer e-Document Method for Improving e-Government Processes

Gia Nghia Vo (La Trobe University, Australia)

Richard Lai (La Trobe University, Australia)

Abstract: In recent years, there has been a tremendous growth in e-Government services due to advances in Information Communication Technology and the number of citizens engaging in e-Government transactions. In government administration, it is very time consuming to process different types of documents and there are many data input problems. There is also a need to satisfy citizensÂ’ requests to retrieve government information and to link these requests to build an online document without asking the citizen to input the data more than once. To provide an e-Government service which is easy to access, fast and secure, the e-Document plays an important role in the management and interoperability of e-Government Systems. To meet these challenges, this paper presents a Secure Multilayer e-Application (SMeA) method for improving e-Government processes. This method involves five steps: namely (i) identifying an e-Template; (ii) building a SMeA; (iii) mapping the data; (iv) processing the e-Application; and (v) approving the e-Application. The first step involves requirements analysis and the last four involve data analysis for building a SMeA. To demonstrate its usefulness, we applied SMeA to a case study of an application for a licence to set up a new business in Vietnam.

Keywords: XML/XSD, business process, citizen-centric, e-document, e-government, re-engineering, security criterion expression, service orientation

Categories: E.m, H.3.3, H.3.5, H.4.3, J.1